Senate Education Committee
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10 a.m.
North Office Building, Hearing Room 1
Public hearing to discuss the proposed regulation #6-349 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on charter schools and cyber charter schools
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Senator Scott Martin, Majority Chair, Education Committee
Senator Lindsey Williams, Minority Chair, Education Committee
10:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Dr. Sherri Smith, Acting Deputy Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Adam Schott, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Jess Sites, Director, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Julie Kane, Policy Director, Pennsylvania Department of Education
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tina Chekan, Chief Executive Officer, Propel Charter Schools – Testimony, Testimony 1, Testimony 2
Lawrence F. Jones Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School – Testimony
Dr. Renee Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer, Charter School for Excellence – Testimony
Roberto Datorre, Executive Vice President of Operations, Commonwealth Charter Academy – Testimony 1, Testimony 2
Eileen Cannistraci, Chief Executive Officer, Insight Cyber Charter School – Testimony
Jane Swan, Chief Executive Officer, Reach Cyber Charter School – Testimony
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Allison S. Petersen, Esq., Levin Legal Group, Pennsylvania School Boards Association – Testimony 1, Testimony 2
Dr. Andrew L. Armagost, Director of Advocacy and Analytics, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials – Testimony
Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools – Testimony
Education Law Center – Testimony
The Public Cyber Charter School Association – Testimony